Your Three Carts

Whether you’re a business owner, property manager, or resident, Recology San Mateo County works with you to develop tailored solutions to your recycling, organics, and garbage collection needs.

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COMPOST
Food scraps, soiled paper, and plants go in the green compost cart. Order a kitchen compost pail. Why compost? Commercial customers may use clear plastic bags to bundle their compostable materials.

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RECYCLING
Paper, glass bottles, cardboard, cans, and most plastics, marked #1-#7 (no black plastic or plastic bags please!).  Commercial customers may use clear plastic bags to bundle their recyclable materials.

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GARBAGE
What is trash? Not much! Thin plastics (bags and saran wrap), cat litter, animal waste, Styrofoam, ceramics, and broken glass to name a few. To see a full list of items, view our sorting guide.

 

Language Assistance:
We can speak up to 170 different languages through our language line. Give us a call at 650.595.3900 for assistance.

 


CART SIZES

      
Size Length Width Height
*20-gallon 24 19.75 37.5
**32-gallon 24.25 19.25 38.50
64-gallon 31.75 24.25 41.75
96-gallon 35.25 29.75 43.25

*20 gallon is not currently offered in Burlingame and West Bay.
**20 and 32 gallon carts do look very similar in size, however, the 20 gallon cart has an in-mold volume reducer to diminish its capacity.

View the visual dimensions.

Cart Placement: Please place your bins curbside in the street, with the wheels against the curb and the lid pointed toward the street. If you live on a street without a curb you can place them roadside. Place your bins about 2-3 feet apart, all facing the same direction. This helps out our drivers to ensure quick and safe service.

DROP OFF

For drop-off rates and hours of operation, please visit the Shoreway Environmental Center or South Bay Recycling at Shoreway. The Shoreway Environmental Center is operated by South Bay Recycling and owned by the South Bayside Waste Management Authority (SBWMA).

RECOLOGY MOBILE APP

Garbage and recycling schedules and reminders for customers of Recology. View your garbage and recycling schedule and receive collection notifications all from within this app.

Available for Android and iOS.

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